More than 47,000 homes were destroyed after a severe storm hit Western Australia on Sunday. According to Western Australia’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services winds of speeds of more than 60 miles per hour were recorded.
A Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) official described the storm as “a once-in-a-decade-type system”. He said the weather formation was dynamic and complex.
The storm knocked out power supply affecting about 37,000 homes and businesses in Perth metropolitan area.
There were reports of damage to buildings, homes, fences, electricity infrastructure and trees across Perth as the storm front moved south.